After a hard fought campaign, the New Zealand Senior Womens side – fielding 3 players from the Waitakere Blue Diamonds - have finished 7th at the FINA World Championships held in Surgut, Russia. Congratulations to Chantelle, Emmerson, Grace and all the girls for a well fought campaign! We look forward to having your international experience in the pool back home for the 2019 season.Read More
New Zealand Water Polo has released their high performance programme, including squad announcements for Seniors through to Born 2004.
A total of 21 Waitakere players were selected for their age group squads. Congratulations to you all, we look forward to having you represent us on the world stage! Our head coach, David Carevic has also been named as head coach for Senior Men, Born 1999 Men and Born 2001 Men.Read More
Congratulations to Waitakere Water Polo players Chantelle Conroy, Emmerson Houghton and Grace Tobin who have been selected to compete in the 17th FINA Womens World Cup to be held later this year in Surgut, Russia. The three women have been instrumental in recent successes for our Waitak womens' sides, including a recent Bronze at the Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival and Gold at National League in 2017.Read More
Well done to all the Waitakere Water Polo players who have been competing in the FINA World League Intercontinental Cup held right here in Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 10 Waitak players donned the fern for the competition, which fielded nine international sides including Olympic powerhouses USA and Australia.Read More
Waitakere Water Polo Club is sending its best wishes to our own club referee and senior player Michael Brooks. Brooks will be departing for Budapest as an offical referee representing New Zealand at the Fina Women's World Championships!Read More
“After world champs I had been approached by a club from Montenegro, but Goran helped me get a trial with my current club. After that, it was up to me to show them who I am.” he said.
It was all go from there, he’s now in the team’s starting line up as a centre forward, as well as boasting the titles of the youngest paid player in the team and the youngest foreign player in the entire Turkish League. An impressive CV for an 18-year-old player from Green Bay High School, but you won’t catch him shouting it from the rooftops.Read More
Best mates Downie, Stankovich and Troy Amstrong first played together in 2010 as part of the Glen Eden Intermediate boys team and are now crucial members of team New Zealand.
In their fourth match of the tournament, New Zealand led by as much as four earlier in the match as the kiwis jumped out to a 5-1 lead late in the first quarter.
However, China clawed their way back into the match, only for Stankovich to have the last say.Read More